First look at Jaejoong’s time-slip rom-com Manhole
We’ve got our first glimpse of KBS’s fantasy rom-com Manhole, the other time-slip romance in the new drama cycle. I’m not quite ready to let go of Seven Day Queen just yet, but time unfortunately waits for no one, and production for Manhole is full steam ahead with a couple weeks left to go from its premiere date.
These stills feature our hero Jaejoong (Spy) on the beach sporting a pair of shades I want for myself. He’s harboring a 28-year-old one-sided love(!!) for the heroine UEE (Night Light), and starts his “random time-slip” journey through a manhole in order to change his present once he gets an invitation to her wedding. Well, better late than never.
What he doesn’t count on are the unintended consequences of his actions when he goes to the past through his time portal, and how even the smallest change can bring about unexpected long-term effects in the future (or his present). I’m excited to learn more about how his time portal works because it doesn’t sound like he has any say in where he gets dropped. I wonder if it’ll be a linear back and forth, like Tunnel, or if he’ll land on certain dates all willy-nilly.
Joining Jaejoong and UEE are Baro (Master–God of Noodle) and Jung Hye-sung (Chief Kim) as the leads’ best friends. Kim Min-ji (Woman With a Suitcase) and Seoyoung (Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim) round out the supporting cast of Manhole, which is directed by PD Park Man-young of Vineyard Man and written by Lee Jae-gon, whose credits include Special Affairs Team TEN.
Manhole will premiere on August 9 in KBS’s Wednesday-Thursday slot after Seven Day Queen ends its run.
Via Chosun Ilbo